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fame. tonight, we remember roger ebert, the movie man. >>> whether you're camera shy or not, there's a part of everyone that longs for the spotlight, being lauded for hipness or brains or special talent. and as technology has revolutionized our ability to communicate with each other, it's also allowed us to celebrate ourselves through boastful tweets, humble brags, status updates and photos. even if no one is around to snap the shutter. we go for a closeup on selfy nation. >> reporter: celebrities do it. even oscar winners and former first ladies do it. we all do it. and not always well. >> i'm recording a video. the selfy, the digital self portrait is the corner stone of our social networking age. here's eminem at the louvre. bieber in the hospital and rhianna just about everywhere. she shared selfies with her 6.2 instagram followers. >> celebrities have a very high need for approval and ego boosts. that's probably the reason they chose to go into that field is because they have that applause hunger. twitter even devotes a day to it. #selfysaturday. and facebook and instagram may
tibbles updating us on the situation in fargo, north dakota, tonight. kevin, thanks. >>> roger ebert once said, "i believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization." hear, hear, roger ebert. he also told us when watching movies our emotions will never lie to us. there was genuine emotion today upon word that roger ebert had died. last night right here we were talking about him taking time off of film reviewing because of a recurrence of the cancer that he fought so bravely and so publically for so long. tonight from chicago nbc's john yang has a look back. >> i'm roger ebert of "the chicago sun times." >> reporter: he was a movie critic as famous as the movie stars he reviewed. a sought out voice on award show red carpets. >> i think it's going to win. i think it is the best movie of the year. >> reporter: roger ebert has a star on hollywood's walk of fame and was the first film critic to win a pulitzer. >> thumbs up for me. >> reporter: but it's his thumb that made him a household name. the trademark review system developed with long time co-host gene siskel. they worked for
. legendary roger ebert has died. the word came from the "chicago sun times" newspaper. he had taken a leave of absence yesterday, was the report, on april 3rd. he announced he had cancer again and would be scaling back his movie reviews while undergoing radiation. 70 years old. said he would be take taking a leave of an sense. he had been battling cancer in this thyroid and salivary gland. he posted a lengthy essay on tuesday, and in it he says the latest cancer was discovered after a painful fracture that made it difficult for him to walk. he was hospitalized last year with a hip fracture. i'm reading all of this to you fromm sn entertainment, which had a background on this yesterday. he writes, he is not going away. instead, he says he'll write a select movie review when -- and leaving the rest of the work to a team of writers. that was yesterday. today we half just gotten word that roger ebert has died. i have more information from the "shuck sun times" it is with a heavy rather he report roger ebert has passed away. here's some background. an entire write available at sun-times. so many
part of how we watch movies. remembering the life of roger ebert. the film critic who made thumbs up his life. >>> going past descriptions. one pharmacy chain wants to do more than just dole out drugs. it wants to treat your chronic conditions. >>> and missiles on the move. north korea's latest provocative act. >>> good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri. our latest storm system is pushing off toward the east but we're not done yet. we'll talk about our chances of some weekend showers. >>> north korea has escalated threats. he has mobilized to a military launch pad. here's the latest from washington. >> reporter: as north koreans rallied and made more threats, the military took a concrete step toward war. moving a missile like this into firing position on north korea's east coast. north korean state television warning that what it called reckless u.s. nuclear threats will be smashed by cutting edge small, light nuclear strike. >> very dangerous situation. it would be laughable on the face of it, except we're not sure what this 30-year-old potential sociopath is up to. >> reporter: can north
calls it calm. who will blink first. >>> remembering roger ebert. michael moore joins me to pay tribute to america's favorite critic who will always get two thumbs up from us. >>> plus, guns, gays and pot. america's changing its mind about a number of things at the moment. will the gop? i'll ask newt gingrich where he stands. >>> and the debate that may surprise you with outspoken unpredictable magic man, penn gillette, actor billy baldwin and conservative kelly ann conway. >>> and what the hell's going on with justin bieber? we have advice for the teen idol from someone who has been through it before, lance bass. >>> good evening. this is "piers morgan live." a lot to get through tonight. we will start of course with the rising tensions in north korea. the eyes of the world are on that region tonight, looking at the demilitarized zone, no man's land between north and south korea. we learned today that the north may be planning to launch a mobile ballistic missile, possibly in a matter of days. that's according to a u.s. official who told cnn communications intercepts the plans. u.s. of
" -- remembering roger ebert, at ward-winning, accomplished reviewer who changed the world and the way we watch movies. >> how he did his best to fight health struggles and shared his passions right up until the very end. it's friday, april 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good friday morning, everybody. roger ebert's fans far and wide expressing their condolences. that is our top story. >> also this morning what we are learning abut the prosecutor shot and killed at his home in texas saturday. the new development comes from a friend who worked at a gun shop. what that prosecutor was looking for just days before his murder. >>> later this half hour, could an amazing athlete become the first woman to join an nba team. see what sets this basketball player apart from all others and how her talent could lead to a history making move. >>> and then to the superstar support. malala yousafzai is getting from hollywood a-listers after facing the worst. malala's passion for activism just got stronger here in the u.s. in the "the skinny." >>>
near the top of the home page. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert died today. a.j. takes a look back now. >> reporter: his quick wit and thumbs up, thumbs down movie reviews earned him fame. >> i started going to the movies when i was a child, like everybody did. my aunt would take me to the grown-up movies. i just loved movies. >> reporter: ebert began writing film reviews in the late 60's and in 1975 was the first film critic to win the pulitzer prize. he coauthored beyond the valley of the dolls. in 1976, he teamed up with a competitor, chicago tribune film critic siskel. within a few years, it was put into syndication. the show soon became their trademark. the show's title was changed to roger ebert and the movies after siskel died. and then roger ebert embraced social media, actively tweeting, never losing his voice despite battling salivary gland cancer. >> my legacy, if there is one, will have to do with supporting films that people might not have seen and supporting directors that deserve support. >>> let's take a look.
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pit of anger. >>> the death of roger ebert. >> we begin, though, tonight, with the situation on the words of one u.s. official does not need to get any hotter. the problem is there's a dictator with a blow torch trying to make it hotter by the hour. moving as many as two mobile missile launchers and fuel tanks to the country's east coast. targets in south korea and japan. now, that is according to a u.s. official who says classified imaging and intercepted communications confirm it. intelligence also suggesting that pyongyang could be preparing to test a missile, maybe a flyover of japan. that move would certainly test a lot of nerves. which is why tonight even as they prepare militarily for the worst, a pentagon official tells cnn quote, we're trying to turn down the volume. in a moment we take a look at north korea's true capacity for destruction and talk with christiane amanpour and fran about best how to cool things down. first, the very latest from on the ground in seoul, south korea. the state department taking making it clear they want to shift the focus in this situat
, someone who changed the way we go to the movies has died. roger ebert and his colleague gene siskel turned our kitchen-table arguments about good movies and bad movies into a national event. and when they said two thumbs up or down, everyone noticed. abc's david muir is here now to show us the path of the pioneer. >> what an incredible path it was. his thumb could determine the fate of a movie here in america. we knew he was the critic who loved to talk, and despite his biggest hurdles in the end, he was still talking, his final tweet just two days ago. >> i'm gene siskel. >> and i'm roger ebert. >> reporter: siskel and ebert wasn't just a show. their words could drive americans to the movies. they were the critics who famously feuded, but it was when they saw eye to eye, delivering their trademark two thumbs up, that could help send a movie to number one. there were studies through the years, showing those two thumbs could deliver huge dividends for a movie. roger ebert was the first film critic to win a pulitzer prize for his work, millions of americans recognized him as the reviewer who
to the "chicago sun-times" they are reporting that roger ebert has died. a.j., we look forward to your report. thank you very much. we'll send it off to "the lead" and jake tapper. >> movie fortunes rose and fell with the flick of his thumb. i'm jake tapper and this is "the lead." our top lead, for decades he helped us separate the must see from the must miss. now in the last few moments we've learned that film critic roger ebert has died at the age of 70. >>> the world lead, north korea is speeding up the chess game and could put a weapon in the air soon. now while u.s. owe ffficiaoffic they'll dial down their own fighting words we wonder how real is the danger? the national lead it could become a new status symbol for status updates. facebook wants you checking facebook on a phone screen designed by facebook. >>> we begin with our world lead at this hour. all eyes are on the east coast of north korea where u.s. officials believe the communist nation may be preparing to launch a missile. the target? who knows? it could be a test to show force. the most alarming part according to a senior adm
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. coming up! all in with chris hayes, next. >>> roger ebert died today at the age of 70. any who cares about movies or great writing or liberal politics or great humanism and generosity of spirit and decency is suffering a loss. we will discuss his life and legacy later in the show. first very big news you may have missed. signs of a new front opening up in the battle being fought by this country's lowest paid workers. hundreds of fast-food workers went on strike in new york city, many walking out for higher wages and in some cases the right to unionize. one in brooklyn was forced to open its doors late to open the strike. twice as many workers participated this time around. you might look at this and say, oh, that's a rally. 400 people. no big deal. let me tell you why this is remarkable. think about this a second. put yourself in the shoes of someone if you're not in the shoes of those already, put yourself in the shoes of someone making minimum wage. for instance, gregory, who participated in the strike and spoke to the "new york times." he is a driver for domino's and has a 3-year-
minority leader nancy pelosi. >> film critic roger ebert lost his long battle with cancer today. he was a pioneer in his field and beloved by many cinema fans. today. some of those fans laid flowers on ebert's star on the hollywood walk of fame. he will always be associated with his love of films, and for helping to coin the term. two thumbs up during his movie reviews.\ roger ebert died two days after he blogged. that he was undergoing radiation treatment for a recurrence of cancer. ebert, who was 70, was the first movie reviewer to get the pulitzer prize as a critic. >> jacqueline: the rain has ended but the fault for the north bay tomorrow. the special with the reduced visibility. with the chance of rain in the north bay. sunday, a slightly better chance of seeing rain, at every conditions and in some areas of drizzle, light rain that the radar is not picking up. however, as we take a look offshore some high cloud coverage that will impact another storm is brewing. freudberg.and however,e high cloud coverage and temperatures? mild. in the self bay upper 60s/70's. the south-bay. w
say farewell to roger ebert. a havana anniversary for jay-z and beyonce. good morning, i'm betty ngyun. >> the month of march saw a slowdown in hiring. tracie potts is live with this. good morning. >> reporter: here are the best predictions from economists. 7.7% unemployment will remain steady. do we hit the magic number of 200,000? were that many jobs created or are we looking at a slowdown here? what will happen on capitol hill? the president took a 5% pay cut. might the people on the hill do the same? a lot of lawmakers have yet to decide. what we get in these job numbers today will go along with what looks to be a mixed bag of recovery at this point. take housing and home building. that area is still struggling, not yet at prerecession levels. there are other areas like the stock market that have seen a big boom this year. it's a mixed bag and we'll get another part of the story today with the jobs numbers coming out. >> we are watching for that, tracie potts, thank you. >>> u.s. intelligence agencies compiled a psychological profile of kim jong-un. he feels compelled to prove how
a weekend, so please show up for it. - and of course we are all pulling for and praying for roger ebert, who is changing his schedule because his cancer has returned. - absolutely. no one probably in any other profession has probably influenced more generations to continue in his footsteps than roger ebert, so we absolutely wish him the best. - and he is such a fighter. - absolutely. - good to have you on the show, erik. thank you. coming up, what traders see in the charts ahead of friday's jobs number. don't miss it. we will be right back. trader dan deming of stutland equities joins us now for a look at the charts he is watching, what chart technicians are watching in the market. and dan, good to have you on the show this morning- - thanks angie. -because we have had some record closes this week, with the s&p 500 closing at an all- time high on monday, as well as the dow. what are the numbers telling you, dan? - it is interesting angie. like you said, you pointed out that those are kind of the headlines you see across the board, but the fact of the matter is i know some technicians are sti
that the cancer had returned and he was going to take a break from work. roger ebert was 70 years old. >>> the mariners and the a's went at it again today at the coliseum. mark is going to tell us who came out on top. sports is up next. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> mark is here now with sports. giants open tomorrow. but the a's got a little winning streak going here. >> yeah. not too shabby. they come on strong and take care of seattle and look good doing it. we've got to show you a little fan activity. look at the grab made by the fan right there! the most spectacular part about it, didn't spill a drop of his beer in the left hand. looking good! josh reddick, who got off to a
-- on the golden gate bridge. >>> welcome back to the morning news. roger ebert has died. he was the first film critic to have a star on the how holly wood hall of fame. he said now he was going to be treated for a recurrence. they were known for giving their thumbs up or thumbs down reviews. roger ebert was 70 years old. >>> both hikers who disappeared in the mountains of southern california are in the hospital this morning. a helicopter plucked 18-year- old kendall jack to safety. she sen her 19-year-old friend nicholas got lost during an easter weekend hiking trip in the cleveland national forest. he was rescued wednesday night. a sheriff deputy plunged 60 feet down a hillside while trying to reach the girl. >>> some people living in the outer sunset district of san francisco are getting frustrated by an increasing crime in their neighborhood. this gas station is a hub where homeless people gather and cause problems. this is video of an apparent drug deal which took place wednesday afternoon. it was caught on tape by neighborhood watch cameras. the crimes don't end there. >> i would say in t
weekend. >> you don't have to be a big fan of movies to know the name, roger ebert. thumbs up, thumbs down, has sadly lost his battle with cancer. he began his career reviewing movies for "the chicago-sun times." his last written words, i'll see you at the movies. john yang has more on his legendary career. >> i'm roger ebert of the chicago sun times -- >> he was a movie critic. a sought out voice. >> i think it is going to win. it is the best movie of the year. >> reporter: he has a star on the walk of fame. >> thumbs up for me. >> it's his thumb that made him a household name. the trademark review system developed with gene siskel. they worked for rival newspapers. siskel for the chicago tribune, ebert for "the chicago-sun times." their on air remarks. >> they need to be accurate to be good. >> their relationship was the source of endless fascination. >> the question was, do you like or hate each other. i said both. roger said, neither. >>> he called him the brother he never had. >> for 24 years we were on television together. for po years we fought it out on newspaper jobs. there was a
. roger ebert has died. he was the first film critic to have a star on the how holly wood hall of fame. he said now he was going to be treated for a recurrence. they were known for giving their thumbs up or thumbs down reviews. roger ebert was 70 years old. >>> both hikers who disappeared in the mountains of southern california are in the hospital this morning. a helicopter plucked 18-year- old kendall jack to safety. she sen her 19-year-old friend nicholas got lost during an easter weekend hiking trip in the cleveland national forest. he was rescued wednesday night. a sheriff deputy plunged 60 feet down a hillside while trying to reach the girl. >>> some people living in the outer sunset district of san francisco are getting frustrated by an increasing crime in their neighborhood. this gas station is a hub where homeless people gather and cause problems. this is video of an apparent drug deal which took place wednesday afternoon. it was caught on tape by neighborhood watch cameras. the crimes don't end there. >> i would say in the last month maybe th
. >> the film community is remembering roger ebert this morning. we will show you the new front page tribute to the best known critics. >> rebound cause as stir after commenting about attorney general pamela harris. >> breaking news from san francisco where a man steals a taxicab and takes police on a high speed chase through two counties. >> we are looking at spotty showers in the east bay, at 92 just off the san mateo bridge and we are looking at a few areas of light rain around hayward and fremont, and southward into matters of the south bay so watch out for a few spotty showers and fog. >> i am leyla gulen in the traffic center we are looking at bay bridge with metering lights are on and track is pouring in to the toll plazas. it things out when you hold into san francisco but we have a brand new crash if san ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusts of
. roger ebert died today of oral cancer. ebert's reviews were known for his either thumbs up or thumbs down. two days ago ebert announced he was going to be treated for a recurrence of the cancer. he had already lost part of his job and the ability to eat, drink and speak following cancer surgeries back in 2006. deborah villalon has been talking to some of those who remember the last time ebert visited the city. >> reporter: go back three years and the san francisco international film festival. roger ebert here at the castro theater saluted by fans and film makers. >> he seems happy. delighted to be there. >> reporter: cancer took his speech but never his enthusiasm. roger ebert accepting an award from film directors he admired and basking in a three minute ovation from the crowd. >> the wall of clapping and love from the audience it was almost physical i could feel it coming up on the stage. - - even though he had lost his voice, his face and his eyes were so expressive. >> he did not just curl up and disappear. >> reporter: ebert's fans knew him first on paper then on television. >>
loved. tonight, the world remembers roger ebert. >>> and i'm scott budman, apple facing possible costs that are overruns at the headquarters. >>> and getting a new face from facebook, we'll be right back. >>> and today, facebook announced an app which replaces the android home screen, which scott mentioned, we want to know what you think, will you replace your current smartphone with a different one? text us, one for yes, sir, two for no, or tweet us at nbcbayarea, results coming up. >>> mark zuckerberg, center stage today, the debut of facebook's new phone, sort of. >> yes, facebook did make a move to all but take over your phone today. our tech reporter scott budman was there, and scott, what changes? >> well, if you own an android power phone you can now change a lot about how you interact with facebook, and if you don't have an android, but love facebook you may be looking at your friends' facebooks next week. >> reporter: it has more than a billion users who mostly jump on via their smartphones. so where does facebook go from here? well, deeper into your smartphone. rolling out a
known film critic. roger ebert died today of oral cancer. ebert's reviews were known for his either thumbs up or thumbs down. two days ago ebert announced he was going to be treated for a recurrence of the cancer. he had already lost part of his job and the ability to eat, drink and speak following cancer surgeries back in 2006. deborah villalon has been talking to some of those who remember the last time ebert visited the city. >> reporter: go back three years and the san francisco international film festival. roger ebert here at the castro theater saluted by fans and film makers. >> he seems happy. delighted to be there. >> reporter: cancer took his speech but never his enthusiasm. roger ebert accepting an award from film directors he admired and basking in a three minute ovation from the crowd. >> the wall of clapping and love from the audience it was almost physical i could feel it coming up on the stage. - - even though he had lost his voice, his face and his eyes were so expressive. >> he did not just curl up and disappear. >> reporter: ebert's fans knew him first on paper the
to the death of roger ebert. >> flowers have been delivered to ebert's star on his hollywood walk of fame. >> president obama says he captured the unique power of the movies and "the chicago sun-times" and on the internet. steven spielberg said he wrote them with passion while putting tv criticism on the map. his co-workers say he embraced 10esh8 media when cancer surgery stole his voice. >> he wasn't one of these old-school journalists who said he would keep writing on a typewriter. he loved the media. >> roger's distinguishing mark, if you will, is that his populist -- this is really something that made his criticism accessible to the whole world. >> well, his thumbs up or thumbs down will always be remembered. ebert died yesterday after a year's long battle with cancer. he was 70 years old. we'll have much more about roger ebert later on in the newscast. >>> all right. now to oklahoma where a major gas explosion has forced the evacuation of some neighborhoods. the blast sent flames shooting into the sky last night. the station is located north of oklahoma city. one employee who was on
the best known reviewer of films of generation. today. roger ebert died today at age 70. his death was announced by the chicago sun-times -- where he worked for decades. kron 4's catherine heenan reports. >> i seem to be in good health now. known film reviewer of his generation. roger ebert died today.at age 70. his death was announced by the chicago sun-times -- where he worked for decades. roger ebert's film reviews were considered smart and insightful. and when he hated something - they could be deliciously biting and funny. he clearly loved his job. >> "i started going to the movies when i was a child like everybody did. my aunt up movies. my dad took me to see the marx brothers. i just loved movies." ebert began writing film reviews for the chicago sun- times in the late sixties. and in 1975 - became the first film critic to win the pulitzer prize for criticism. in 2oo5 - the first critic to get a star on the hollywood walk of fame. ebert's columns were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers. he wrote more than 15 books. and even dabbled in screen- writing -- working on 'beyon
news. >>> the breaking news, roger ebert, according to the chicago sun times, has died. the legendary film critic, roger ebert, has died. that's what the chicago times newspaper is reporting. today, ebert 70 years old. lost his ability to speak and eat after surgeries to thyroid salivary gland cancer in 2002 and 2003. said earlier this week that his cancer had returned. we had been reporting on that on c cnn. then on a facebook posting on twitter, he said that it was with a very heavy heart we report that legendary film critic roger ebert has passed away. the newspaper where ebert worked for decades, decades, the chicago sun times. this is a hole that can't be filled, it says, one of the greats has left us, roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. and i personally have to say to the friend of his wife, chaz ebert, chaz, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. and we are all thinking of you. according to the chicago sun times, legendary film critic roger ebert dead at the age of 70. we'll continue to report as we get more information. >>> a veteran new york city cop is acc
of his generation. roger ebert died today.at age 70. his death was announced by the chicago sun-times -- where he worked for decades. roger ebert's film reviews were considered smart and insightful. and when he hated something - they could be deliciously biting and funny. he clearly loved his job. >> "i started going to the movies when i was a child like everybody did. my aunt would take me to the grown- up movies. my dad took me to see the marx brothers. i just loved movies." >> catherine: ebert began writing film reviews for the chicago sun-times in the late sixties. and in 1975 - became the first film critic to win the pulitzer prize for criticism. in 2oo5 - the first critic to get a star on the hollywood walk of fame. ebert's columns were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers. he wrote more than 15 books. and even dabbled in screen- writing -- working on 'beyond the valley of the dolls' in 1970. >> in 1976.he teamed with a competitor - gene siskel from the chicago tribune. their "thumbs up - thumbs down' rating system becoming their trademark. when first told siskel would b
's feelings were hurt. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. more on his life and legacy, after a quick break. two thumbs up, and shine a spotlight on unknown films. roger ebert died at the age of 70. this look back at roger beater's career. >> his quick wit and thumbs up, thumbs down earned him fame. his love the fame came as an early age. >> i started going to the movies at a child as everybody did. my aunt would take me to the grown-up movies. my dad would take me to see the marx brothers. >> he began writing reviews for the chicago sun-times in the late 60s, and in 1975 was the first film critic to win the prize for criticism. he coauthored "beyond the valley of dogs" with russ meyer. in 1976, he teamed up with gene siskel to host a weekly review program on tv. within a few years it was put into syndication, and siskel and ebert's thumbs up, items down system became their trademark. >> two thumbs up had never applied to anything in history before. the phrase two thumbs up was not in use. people said "thumbs up." so when people say we're giving a two thumbs
criticism has died. roger ebert had more of an impact on cinema than most actors or directors could hope to achieve. his influence on films is like the big bang in that it is still expanding to this day. when he and gene siskel began hosting at the movies, they brought educated film analysis to the broadest audience ever. they did it by being entertaining. it is impossible to measure the impact this tv program had on movies, especially independent cinema. untold thousands of films that would have never been seen were able to find audiences because of roger's writing and broadcasting. he tried his hand at screen writing. and to this day beyond the valley of the dolls stands as a landmark piece of us are meyer '60s exploitation cinema. i'll never forget the shock of my classmates that something that outrageous and politically incorrect got released in this country. though roger was a here -- hero on o three other fronts. first off, he was a profoundly political writer. and he used his celebrity to bring his readers his take on many of the issues that divided us. even if it made him unpopul
amazeings story of triumph against all odds. >> also here. remembering roger ebert. man who influenced a nation of movie influenced a nation of movie goers >> good evening once again. we begin this half hour again with north korea latest escalation moving a long range missile to the nation east coast closer of course to the u.s. u.s. is tracking the mobile missile and the launcher. it has the ability to strike japan as well as u.s. bases in okinawa and guam. adding to the fear? today the young leader of the north said quote the moment of explosion is coming. >>> in washington, d.c. officials are also tracking every move of course of the north korean leader who thinks young leader exactly playing aggressive game on the world stage so suddenly jonathan karl on the clue being pieced together tonight. >> imagine the cia information on the world most mysterious leader before he taking power 15 months ago this was tomorrow known photograph of kim. snap shot of boy just 11 years old. >> we still debate how old he is. we think perhaps 30 but he might be 28 or 29. >>reporter: bruce is
tab near the top of the home page. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert died today. a.j. takes a look back now. >> reporter: his quick wit and thumbs up, thumbs down movie reviews earned him fame. >> i started going to the movies when i was a child, like everybody did. my aunt would take me to the grown-up movies. i just loved movies. >> reporter: ebert began writing film reviews in the late 60's and in 1975 was the first film critic to win the pulitzer prize. he coauthored beyond the valley of the dolls. in 1976, he teamed up with a competitor, chicago tribune film critic siskel. within a few years, it was put into syndication. the show soon became their trademark. the show's title was changed to roger ebert and the movies after siskel died. and then roger ebert embraced social media, actively tweeting, never losing his voice despite battling salivary gland cancer. >> my legacy, if there is one, will have to do with supporting films that people might not have seen and supporting directors that deserve support. >>> let's take a look. this bay area cop may have been off duty but he fe
in our country. >> brown: and we remember roger ebert. the pulitzer-prize winning film critic known for giving movies a simple thumbs up or down, who died today. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to yo pbs atiofrom viewe like you. thank you. >> brown: there were new rumblings from north korea today, as it tried to bolster its latest threats against the u.s. by moving a missile with, quote, "considerable range" to its eastern coast. the announcement of that move came from south korea's defense minister. but he also said that the missile was not capable of reaching the united states. >> ( translated ): as i s
of incredible wisdom from legendary film critic roger ebert who died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. ebert became a household name after reviews films on television. last night richard roeper shared some of his memories. or read in his blog, what you tv saw is what you got. that was roger. he was a larger than life guy. he had a great passion for the movies. you mentioned how long he's been doing this when i joined the show, he had already been a film critic for 30 years. he reviewed 10,000 movies and he would still get excited every time the lights went down and the curtains parted. he was always rooting for a movie to be good, if it wasn't good, you knew about it. >> ebert was a phenomenal writer. >> an institution in the country, but in chicago this guy is a legend. to think of how much bigger is he in chicago people in chicago real sad this morning. >>> some amazing surveillance video to show you this morning. a woman bursting into a tsa area, attacks the agent. then this man, an off-duty cop, body slams the person. >> the woman was being assaulted, she was defenseless, had her
critic roger ebert. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the governor of connecticut has now signed into law some of the toughest gun control measures in the nation. he made it official at a signing ceremony in hartford, surrounded by family members of victims of gun violence, including december's newtown school massacre. the new legislation will restrict sales of high-capacity ammunition clips, and expand the list of guns on the state's assault weapons ban. it also requires a background check for all firearms sales. governor dannel malloy hailed it as a major step in the right direction. >> we have come together in a way that relatively few places in our nation have demonstrated an ability to do. in some senses, i hope this is an example to the rest of the nation, certainly to our leaders in washington who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks where the country is not divided itself. >> sreenivasan: other states like california, new york, new jersey, and massachusetts have also imposed tough gun control
'll remember the legendary film critic roger ebert. >>> and are those forced spending cuts now forcing cancer clinics to turn away patients? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> so far it's been only a war of words between north korea and the united states, but the north is now raising the stakes again. a u.s. official says it has moved missile and launch components to its east coast amid signs it could be planning a launch. north korea says the united states is pushing the region to the brink of war. the obama administration now trying to answer with some diplomacy. let's go straight to our white house correspondent working the story and has the latest. what is the latest? >> reporter: wolf, you talk to white house officials and they'll tell you consistently dealing with north korea there is sort of this ultimate desire to be the grownup in the room and they feel forced to do that at times. this does appear to be an effort to give kim jong un a bit of a diplomatic offering in what has become this escalating war of words. the white house insists their recent show of force and
the legendary movie critic roger ebert in what would be the final column he would ever write. ebert died today end ago year's long struggle with cancer according to the "chicago sun times." the newspaper for which he worked for 46 years just this week ebert announced his cancer had returned and he was taking a leave of absence. he vowed he would return. no doubt ebert became the most influential film critic of our time the first to ever win a pulitzer prize the first to ever have a television show the first to utter the iconic phrase two thumbs up. he and his partner gene siskel own battle of cancer. during the peek he hundreds of movies he was forced to slow down in 2006 he came down with cancer of call. he couldn't couldn't eat or drink. reviewing movies. he cancer treatments around film screenings, he kept writing up to the very end. he closed final post with this line thank you for going on this journey with me. i will see you at the movies. mike tobin with the news live in ebert's hometown of chicago. mike, folks in chicago must feel a very special connection to ebert. >> well, you know,
the great roger ebert. how movie reviews were an elite thing in the past. they would bring it to us on television. we'd decide the thumbs up with them. it's a development for the moviegoers like me. this is "hardball." the place for politics. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. >>> americans, as ever, redistricting isn't the only reason why. the cook political report examined all 435 congressional districts in its new partisan voter index and found that geographic self-sorting, even more than redistricting, has driven polarization. there are now only 90 congressional districts in the whole country that are considered swing districts. that's down 45% from 1998 when the country had 164 swing districts. and while redistricting a
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. >> fans remembering legendary movie critic roger ebert. the critic died today just days afteri announced his cancer had returned. he was first diagnosed in 2010 then lost the ability to speak after surgery in 2006. ebert known for his thumb up thumb down tv review that influenced movie goers for decades. ebert was 70 years old. >>> really was a pay near. >> yes. >> 2 number thumb up for roger eastbound sneert bay area city that never sleeps. new rule that will allow businesses to stay open all night long. >> also. tech savvy crook breaking into cars and police have no idea how they are doing it. >> the target apology. what is it about this ad that is making women so fewer us? >> then later on "jimmy kimmel live". >> thanks music from seventh and mad men liz both and from gray's anatomy dr. gray himself. patrick democracy is himself. patrick democracy is here get 3 years interest-free financing on brand name mattress sets. plus, get free delivery and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. sleep train's interest-free for 3 event is on now! ♪ your ticket to a better night's slee
roger ebert's review of "north" or carry it with you in your wallet -- [laughter] >> to keep you humble. " but to refresh your memory -- i hated this movie. hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. hated it. hated every audience-insultingh moment-ated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. hated the implied insult to the audience by its believe that anyone would actually be entertained by it. now, -- [laughter] on the surface -- [laughter] this may seem like an unfavorable review. but if you read between the lines, i think he sort of like it. i just love this one goes a little bit better. that is all. >> although it is hollywood. we had these conversations with the people that have bought the rights. they buy a book, and and then they tell you all the things they hate about it and that you need to change it. we're in preliminary talks, and it appears it will be a story about a course in world war -- horse in world war i. [laughter] >> there are questions about the heyday of "saturday night live." do you think it is funny today? do you watch it still? >> back in the days that i
announced he has cancer again and roger ebert will scale back his movie reviews announcing this in a blog last night. ebert previously battled cancer in his thyroid and lost the ability to speak and eat. he says the latest cancer was discovered after a painful fracture making it difficult to walk the he plans to spend time writing about his health challenges. >> korean automakers are recalling two million vehicles to fix airbags and brake light switches. safety regulators say a faulty switch can stop the lights from lighting and cruise control may not turn off when a driver steps on the brake light. the recall involves santa fe and tuscon and the optima and sportage from the 2007 through 2011 model years and they will notify owners and replace the switches for free starting in june. hyundai is recalling the 2011 through 2013elantra because a bracket can come loose. >> apple fans, if you are looking for a new tv you may not have to wait longer, an analysts says he has learned from suppliers apple is on track to launch a new tv set by the end of the year. the biggest tv is 60" with smaller
cancer again and roger ebert will scale back his movie reviews announcing this in a blog last night. ebert previously battled cancer in his thyroid and lost the ability to speak and eat. he says the latest cancer was discovered after a painful fracture making it difficult to walk the he plans to spend time writing about his health challenges. >> korean automakers are recalling two million vehicles to fix airbags and brake light switches. safety regulators say a faulty switch can stop the lights from lighting and cruise control may not turn off when a driver steps on the brake light. the recall involves santa fe and tuscon and the optima and sportage from the 2007 through 2011 model years and they will notify owners and replace the switches for free starting in june. hyundai is recalling the 2011 through 2013elantra because a bracket can come loose. >> apple fans, if you are looking for a new tv you may not have to wait longer, an analysts says he has learned from suppliers apple is on track to launch a new tv set by the end of the year. the biggest tv is 60" with smaller versions av
was suddenly not. >>> film critic roger ebert fighting cancer recurrence. he said he's got to back away from some of his film reviewing duties while he says he is to go about radiation treatment. >>> further proof today in berlin that they are still out there buried from the war 65 years an unexploded bomb from world war ii discovered in central berlin. the area was shut down. a brave person unscrewed the mechanical fuse, defused the device. it was dug up, carted away. a police spokesman said they find them all the time. it will take many years to find them all. >>> just how we vowed not to show you kevin ware's injury from the louisville/duke game on sunday, he said he hasn't seen the video of his own broken leg just so he can concentrate on getting better. >> with me having to rehab to get this leg back to where i need it to be, i can't see that. because it will only mess with my mind mentally. so i'm going to stay as far as away from that video as possible. >> we understand that. kevin ware speaking for the first time today since the accident. >>> when we come back here tonight, we'll rem
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